WDIY Classics

WDIY Classics host Karen El-Chaar speaks with Dr. Stephen Sametz, Lehigh University Choral Arts Artistic Director, about his oratorio "A Child's Requiem."  Dedicated to those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012, Newtown, Connecticut, the libretto is based on writings of elementary school children in response to tragedy and loss.

"A Child's Requiem" will be performed at Zoellner Arts Center, November 6th & 7th at 8PM in Baker Hall.

The Bach Choir and LU Philharmonic on WDIY Classics

Apr 9, 2015

Host Karen El-Chaar welcomes Eugene Albulescu, the director of the Lehigh University Philharmonic, and Greg Funfgeld, the artistic director and conductor of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, to discuss their upcoming collaboration. The Bach Choir and the LU Philharmonic will be playing at Zoellner Arts Center on Friday, April 10th and Saturday April 11th at 8pm. 

(Original air-date: 4/3/15)

Host Karen El-Chaar welcomes Master Sergeant David Bullman, Concert Band & Soldiers' Chorus Tour Coordinator of The U.S. Army Field Band, for a preview of their Saturday concert at the Levitt Pavilion in Bethlehem.

(Original air-date 7/25/2014)

WDIY Classics Presents "Classical Music for Film"

Feb 7, 2014


Host Karen El-Chaar provides a musical preview of "Classical Music for Film," the February 8th concert program of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra. From 10:00 to 11:00  a.m. conductor Diane Wittry, Concertmaster Eliezer Gutman and Conducting Fellow Jane Brown join us in the studio to discuss the program selections, composers, guest artists and more. 


Allan Birney on WDIY Classics

Nov 8, 2013

Host Waldemar Vinovskis talks with Allan Birney, Music Director of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra about their next concert "Kaleidoscopic Sounds" with piano soloist Dudana Mazmanishvili happening Saturday, November 9th at First Presbyterian Church Allentown at 7:30 p.m. (Original air date November 8, 2013.)

Host of WDIY Classics, Waldemar Vinovskis speaks with Diane Wittry, conductor of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and pianist Awadagin Pratt about Miller Symphony Hall's "Opening Revelry" concert performance on Sunday, October 13.  (Original air date October 11, 2013).

Gabriela Lena Frank on WDIY Classics

Sep 17, 2013

Ellis Finger talks with Gabriela Lena Frank, who is doing a residency at Lafayette College which will result in a new commissioned work for the Lafayette choirs, guest vocal soloists, and the Chiara String Quartet, to be presented Sunday, April 14. (Original air date September 11, 2013.)

Host of WDIY Classics, Waldemar Vinovskis speaks with Diane Wittry, conductor of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra about the highlights of their 2013-14 performance Season at Miller Symphony Hall.

WDIY Announces New Executive Director

Sep 5, 2013

The Board of Directors of WDIY, Lehigh Valley Community Public Radio, is pleased to announce that Wagner Previato has been named Executive Director. Mr. Previato, who will begin work August 19, will advance strategic direction for the organization, and oversee programming, marketing, fundraising, and technology. Previato is an experienced executive who has provided leadership in both for-profit and non-profit organizations throughout his career.

George Fennell interviews Mitch Huston, business manager of the Bethlehem American Legion Band, during today's program. Mitch is the son of the founder, Ray Huston, who just retired as director after 66 years. George Fennel took over the post in March and plays some selections recorded by the band.